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Overview

See the gorgeous Art Deco architecture in South Beach on a guided walking tour that explores landmark buildings and out-of-the-way gems. You’ll learn the history of South Beach as you walk through the ocean-side neighborhood, with fascinating stories about mob life, Hollywood glamour, and modern design, and you'll hear about the area's outrageous characters and scandals. Since this tour begins and ends in the heart of South Beach, it’s a great way to get oriented in one of Miami’s most vibrant neighborhoods, with a local guide to lead the way.
  • Walking tour through South Beach's Art Deco highlights
  • See Versace's over-the-top mansion
  • Learn about the distinctive, local take on Art Deco
  • Take in the neighborhood from street level
  • Find out how South Beach was created from a tropical swamp
  • Includes stops at beloved film sites

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, Apr 2018

We arrived late, darn Miami buses, but James and the group had stayed at the start point so thankfully we didn't miss any of the tour, only the history of South Beach and Art Deco. The tour itself was extremely interesting and James obviously knows his subject and is very passionate about it. I would recommend this tour to anybody, the walking isn't that far and is necessary to see the various buildings.

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, Apr 2018

Educational tour learning about the history of South Beach and Art Deco.

T
, Mar 2018

Our guide was fabulous and gave us an entire history of Miamis development and how and why these buildings were constructed, neglected, and had a renaissance! He was so informative, and shared colorful tales of the area.

A
, Feb 2018

Before the tour: two teenagers 16 and 17 are so annoyed. Really Mom? Another walking tour?

Start of the tour: the two teenagers are sitting at the table with Mom, Dad and James, the tour guide, at the Wolfsonian Museum in Miami Beach. Within seconds they are completely captivated by James's beautiful narrative about the history of Miami/ Miami Beach. What a wonderful setting and atmosphere to start the tour... or should I say tale?

During the tour: eagerly we follow James through the Art Déco Historic District. One of the teenagers whispers into Mom's ear, I would love to have James as my history teacher. It is really fun, informative and interactive.

After the tour: now we know that it all started with the oranges. The name Julia Tuttle is branded in our brains forever. We understand that Miami is unlike other US cities and Miami Beach has managed throughout the past century to transform the many discontinuities into an unbelievable energy and individual effort to keep this setting alive. Thank you, James, for telling us this story along the lines of the Art Déco movement. The two teenagers acknowledge that this was not just another walking tour.

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, Aug 2017

I thoroughly enjoyed this walking tour. My guide was James Cubby and he kept the tour interesting the entire time. If you have even a slight interest in architecture and design, I would not pass this up. It was probably the best part of my trip to Miami.

M
, Aug 2017

This walking tour of the art deco area of Miami Beach was wonderful. We learned so much about the history of the area from our tour guide. We now know how to identify true Art Deco architecture. We did have a little confusion at the beginning about where to meet as our confirmation indicated one place, but no one was there. A quick call to their office got us to the correct location which was just a block away.


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